Brenda Clews - Starfire Jamendo Album #081729Tracklisting:01 - Disappearing 02 - What Would I Write If I Could Write 03 - Drumbeat 04 - Glint 05 - Hieroglyphic of Purple Lotuses 06 - Starfire in the Night 07 - What Is Underground Is What Holds Us 08 - Salt of the Sea 09 - My Body Is A Word 10 - Veils To Clothe Venus 11 - Ink OceanPlease read the Readme.txt and License.txt files for important origin and licensing information.
Brenda Clews - dance ...indigo folio leaves Jamendo Album #089775Tracklisting:01 - dance ...indigo folio leavesPlease read the Readme.txt and License.txt files for important origin and licensing information.
Brenda Clews - Dance of the Solar Wind Jamendo Album #057606Tracklisting:01 - Dance of the Solar Wind 02 - Light Catches Diamonds 03 - Love Letters On Sand Mandalas 04 - Roses and Hands 05 - Meridians of CulturePlease read the Readme.txt and License.txt files for important origin and licensing information.
-Brenda Clews, Toronto, written & recorded July, 2007 After watching dozens of hours of NASA SOHO footage here, at the Internet Archives, in April, 2010, I was delighted to compose a short videopoem: Ravishing Light, or the direct url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS8fq256b84 Topics: prosepoetry, poetry, light, mysticism
Brenda-SinglePoems - Ink Ocean, version2 Jamendo Album #082553Tracklisting:01 - Ink Ocean - Brenda Clews Ver2Please read the Readme.txt and License.txt files for important origin and licensing information.
byBrenda Clews Interviews Nik Beat on his Collages Art Shows
An "Inner View" with Nik Beat, a well-known Toronto poet, musician, radio host and collage artist. In the interview, he speaks about some of the pop icons in his collage show, 'Famous For Falling,' like Francis Farmer, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and, yes, Jesus Christ, and his larger, older pieces, like Sex for Sale, as well as about some of the history of collage art and his own creative and aesthetic processes. Nik has art shows at two galleries, Gallery Catalyst in Toronto, and... Topics: arts interview, collage, collage art, pop icons, Marilyn Monroe, JF Kennedy, Elivis Presley, Jesus...
Starfire is an album of love poems that I wrote and performed, each with different musicians who offer their music via Creative Commons licensing. I hope you enjoy these poems, and the readings. The recordings of these poems do not use any echo or reverb effects. Instead I layer actual separate readings, and overlay them. One reading is brought forward, given prominence, otherwise there would be aural cacophony, and the other readings are given less prominence. Each poem or track is layered... Topics: love poetry, performance poetry, poetry and music, poetry, experimental
"In this session" of his show, The Falling Room, Halder says: "we are recognizing the contributions of, and paying tribute to, female artists who have created rich environments in the avant guarde and experimental music community." This is a powerful collection of female acoustic artists, I'd say mainly in the 'Spoken Word' genre. One of my favourite shows of The Falling Room, and of course I'm honoured to be included. The playlist: Brenda Clews, from Aural Pleasure,... Topics: The Falling Room, public radio, spoken word
host: Kalle for TEMPLE OF DESOAIR RADIO playlist: 01. DrooM - Dead Step 02. 833-45 - Tunguska - 03 - Outermost Sphere 03. 833-45 - Tunguska - 13 - Pools Of Goliath 04. A Death Cinematic - your fate twisting, epic in its crushing moments 05. amanyth - The corridor 06. A.n.K.h - PRETIUM DOLORIS - 08 - Depression 07. Arrow Down Hill - Anti-Hero - Brick Shithouse 08. Arrow Down Hill - Anti-Hero - They Brought You Here Now They Want You Back 09. Atreus - Underneath the Grey Firmament - 01 Awaking in... Topics: unknown, pleasures, temple, despair, kalle, music, sound, radio, show
Theo Willemse is a Dutch-Canadian artist living in Toronto, Canada. He is a sculptor working in wood, resin, fibreglass, plaster, aluminum, black patina cement, marble, concrete mixed with marble chips, neo-Matrix, bronze and other materials. He also works occasionally in paint and drawing, creating on paper similar forms to those he sculpts. Slideshows of his recent works, which were shown at SPAZ I O dell'arte in a solo show in September 2010, may be viewed at his website. This video is an... Topics: sculpture, sculptor, Theo Willemse, Brenda Clews, artist statement, interview
In a gentle, adoring and informative tribute, the poet Laura Tattoo brings the music of Alain Bashung alive to an English audience. To commemorate the genius of Alain Bashung, Laura dj'd a radio show one year after his death. She plays his music, covering a span of years and styles. She includes translations of his lyrics, and a little biography, particularly his latter years. The show is one hour, and aired on March 14, 2010 on Coast Community Radio. It is a moving tribute to a great singer.... Topics: Alain Bashung, Coast Community Radio, Laura Tattoo Source: http://www.kmun.org
8.5"x11", watercolour pencil on paper, 2006 The writing along the blue woman's leg: "shadow my desire"; up the older woman's arm, "what rises into the self?"; and curling from thigh to breast to arm, "repose curls in on itself."
[Note: The audio recording has been deleted. It was a bit of whimsical fun and I had meant it to be automatically deleted after a month.] A soliloquy. A bit mad; certainly whimsical; perhaps serious. A Presence Under the dark of a tree, a faint yet unmistakable luminosity. I never acknowledged you, but noticed you noticing me. I suppose I was fatigued with men - what can I offer as excuse? One day we were introduced, the way the trees and grass pull people together, in the park. Then the... Topics: prosepoetry, poetry reading
shake stars on the path by the hedge deep imaginings the bush of diamonds where I carry an umbrella frozen pellets of rain the moon under ice clouds nocturnal overflowing... by tomorrow the glistening, gone
After watching many hours of NASA's amazing SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) footage of the sun at the Internet Archives, I downloaded some short videos and from them distilled the clips you see in this video. I am delighted to find this footage and to create a solar videopoem. A vision of such power that what went before falls away in a rapturous death. A rapturous death of the ego. An unerasable enlightenment. That Rubicon. I was inspired to write this piece after seeing the movie,... Topics: experimental video, light, NASA SOHO clips, solar, sun, videopoetry
Unconcealing the concealed, hidden, repressed, as a light beam carrying coded information is intercepted and changed, revealing its interception, because the interception itself remains as a record in the light, so unconcealing the concealed changes it. What if the pathway of language were like a beam of light carrying coded information, and our attempt to understand what is being conveyed changes what is being conveyed because of our presence in the pathway? What if I were telling you a...
(The line spacing isn't my formatting, in which the lines of poetry are deeply indented. I have done an indent with dots - hopefully the two pieces of writing that are read simultaneously in tandem are readable given the site's html restrictions.) Three White Images ..........................................................................................dark, quiet, stillness of the night Tonight on my walk I came across three white images that caught my heart. Should I carry a camera, or... Topics: videopoetry, videopoem, experimental
My daughter took the photos; I layered, obscured, arranged... Moving across the canvas, shadows. When I got caught in the lights once I counted five shadows, some short and close, others long and stretching far. Did that mean I existed? How do photons spin around us and collide into the wall leaving a dark imprint of our shape? Are our obscure lives the canvas that catches us? I dance through the hours of my days, sitting, walking, sleeping, eating, talking. Breath is a dance. Displacing the...
The Peahen Peacock Mannequin Lady adorned with hot pink peacock eyes. The peahen peacock mannequin lady. She eats flower petals for dinner and hair gel for dessert. Probably pink primula frilly flowers and mango plum gel. She likes them juicy, the men perhaps, or the shoppers. The peahen peacock mannequin lady who is headless and armless, a torso with legs she could run or dance. And is the rage. Polygymy of pink eyes, purple and aqua blue eyeliners, shining silver body like a bullet, slim as...
On Paintings in the Sand The weaving's come undone. Stitches untied, unraveled. Strands of lace and bright-coloured yarns lie like fragmented, melted, Surrealist Dali paintings. Time itself has unwoven its tight grip. What was is spinning undone, the wheel unweaving each strand of memory, each flashback, scattering the cloth that was worn into the unrelentingly ragged. All that remains are tatters of a way of perceiving, a way of composing, a perception that gave coherence to the confusions of...
On my second open mic reading ever, last November, after all the writers had read, when the lights came back on, a man came over and handed me a card and said, "I want to publish that poem." This is how I met the Toronto poet and publisher, Norman Cristofoli. The story of how he came to publish Labour of Love is so interesting, I thought I would interview Norman so you could hear it too. Labour of Love publishes poetry, prose, short short stories, artwork and photographs. Norman... Topics: Labour of Love, poetry magazine, Toronto, arts interview